Saturday, March 24, 2018

The Cost of Our Wars

The Watson Institute of Brown University has been looking at our wars in the Middle East since 2011. Here is a summary of their findings
Over 370,000 people have died due to direct war violence, and at least 800,000 more indirectly
200,000 civilians have been killed as a result of the fighting at the hands of all parties to the conflict
10.1 million — the number of war refugees and displaced persons
The US federal price tag for the post-9/11 wars is about $5.6 trillion dollars
The US military is conducting counterterror activities in 76 countries
The wars have been accompanied by violations of human rights and civil liberties, in the US and abroad

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